Experiences and Healing Ceremonies with Shamans in the Andes
and the Rain Forest
How would you choose
to celebrate the new Millennium if you were devastated by
divorce, grieving five major losses, clinically depressed
and in the midst of a career crisis?
Realizing her life was the perfect
set up for transformation, Rachel G. Rowlson headed to Ecuador,
South America to learn from and receive healings from four
Bird people Shamans. Join Rachel for a slide presentation
and description of her journey into the culture and traditions
of the Quechua of the Andes and the Shuar of the Rainforest,
both descendants of the ancient Mayans.
Quilajalo, her first stop, is
the home of Don Alberto Taxo, honored as Master Iachag (Shaman)
by the Shaman Council of South America. She will share his
messages about the prophesized union of the Condor (South
America) and the Eagle (North America) and the details of
her personal healing ceremony.
Sick with bronchitis and unable
to speak from the first healing, Rachel then descended 2,000
feet to receive her second healing from the sacred Vine
of Death, the Ayahuasca.
A guest of the fierce warriors and head shrinkers of the
Amazon, Rachel witnessed a New Year's celebration in the
Shuar village, drank masticated, fermented sacred chicha
and ate a lunch of rodent with an honored warrior and his
family. She will share her pictures of some of the medicinal
plants of the rainforest and talk about the inner strength
and cultural power of the Shuar natives.
After four days that included
crocodile hunting, healings and studying plant and fauna,
Rachel returned to the Andes to soak in hot volcanic pools
before her second two healings. She will describe her ordeal
of being beaten with stinging nettles for over 20 minutes
during her healing with Maria and, a few days later, being
engulfed with flames by Don Esteban. She will describe each
of these healings in detail, what these great Bird Shamans
want us to know, and how they think of us, the Eagles.
Who is Rachel
Rachel is a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Intuitive Counselor, teacher and writer. You may have seen
her column Insights and Answers in InnerChange Magazine. She
is a character in the book, The Tahchee Chronicles and is
currently working on a book with her father who died Thanksgiving
Day, 1999 about the after-life. (Yes, she is still working
with him!) Check out her web site: www.untamedwisdom.com.
SFF Board Member
Leads April Meditations
SFF Healing and Meditations Board
Member Diana Henderson
will lead both the early meditation and the brief meditation
before the speaker at the April 4 meeting. At the early
session, which begins at 6:30 in the Old Sanctuary (Clara
Barton room), Diana will offer a channeled meditation. Please
be on time if you wish to attend so as not to disturb the
A Reiki Master/Teacher certified
in DNA Activation and Therapeutic Breathwork, Diana has
been leading meditations for many years. She often incorporates
guided visualization in her healing work particularly with
DNA Healing Techniques and Reiki and also teaches meditation
classes. Diana¹s work as a spirit medium and trance
channel have led her to do channeled meditations as well.
She points out that her meditations always have been guided
by Spirit, but now she sometimes uses trance to channel
them. Diana also does spiritual or channeled readings.
Diana holds meetings of Metatron's
Circle at her home in Willow Spring (between Garner and
Fuquay-Varina). At these gatherings, she offers a group
meditation and/or channeling. In addition to meditation
classes and Reiki I, II and III, Diana teaches workshops
in "Crystals and Gemstones" and "Developing
Intuitive Gifts." She also coordinates a weekly prayer
circle via e-mail with about 100 participants. To find out
more about Metatron's Circle, spiritual readings, healing
sessions or classes or to take part in the prayer circle,
please call Diana at 919-552-0524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her website at http://www.pulsarstar.com/diana/
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Time: 6:30 - 7:00
The healing meditations
begin promptly at 6:30 PM. To respect the special energy
created during meditations, we ask for your consideration
in arriving on time.
at 7:15 PM following the meditation. We look forward
to seeing you on Thursdays.